Xello Launches K-5 Solution for College, Career and Future Readiness
TORONTO (August 27, 2019) — Xello, the modern K-12 college, career, and future readiness program, today announced the addition of Xello for Elementary. Created to engage elementary aged students, Xello for Elementary equips learners with a tailored experience that encourages self-discovery, creates career awareness and nurtures future-readiness skills.
“Research shows that when future readiness programs are introduced early in a student’s academic career, they have a positive impact on achievement – this is the foundation behind Xello for Elementary,” said Matt McQuillen, Co-Founder and CEO at Xello. “We’re now able to offer districts a holistic K-12 future readiness solution, tailored to meet the unique needs of each grade level, and prepare students for their next step beyond high school.”
Early exposure to career awareness and intervention is critical to college and career readiness for students, as found by The International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education. Xello for Elementary is the only program that engages young students in a way that connects the dots between their individual skill sets, schoolwork and career opportunities.
Xello for Elementary employs these tactics to give students an early start in becoming future ready:
- Encouraging Self-Discovery: Students celebrate what makes them unique by identifying their interests, skills, and achievements
- Creating Career Awareness: Through self-directed explorations, students discover and learn about a variety of careers.
- Nurturing Future-Readiness Skills: Students acquire age-appropriate skills and knowledge needed to smoothly transition from elementary to middle school.
- Exploring Options, Building Knowledge: Students define their interests, skills, and aspirations while learning about career possibilities and educational pathways.
- Identifying Goals, Self-Reflecting: Students identify their goals and have the opportunity to build on the knowledge acquired at each age and stage.
“The early years are absolutely critical in helping students discover their strengths and interests. One of the goals in our school district was to find a solution that would provide students with engaging resources for exploring their goals,” said Dana Jackson, Executive Director of Counseling Services at Grand Prairie Independent School District. “While most college and career readiness tools only focus on middle and high school, Xello has filled the gap with their new Xello for Elementary product and we’re looking forward to offering our K-5 students a well-rounded, engaging experience.”
Xello for Elementary is available in English and Spanish in the U.S. In Canada, it’s available in English and French. These options allow students to learn in their preferred language. The program has been tested with educators to ensure that it fulfills age-appropriate learning objectives and includes lessons that align with regional and national learning objectives, like the ASCA Mindsets & Behavior Standards for Student Success. The program is fully accessible, exceeding WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards, and built with original content written at a third-grade reading level.
To learn more about Xello for Elementary, visit http://www.xello.world/elementary
Xello is a modern K-12 college, career and future readiness program that helps students achieve a deeper understanding of themselves, explore pathways and plan for the future. Using Xello’s discovery-based model, students build knowledge, real-world skills and confidence to prepare for the rapidly evolving world of post-secondary academics and work. Xello supports multiple student pathways and helps students build real-world skills. Over 8 million students and educators work with Xello in their efforts to become future-ready. Learn more at http://www.xello.world.